FIN6 returns to attack retailer point of sale systems in US, Europe

CHARLIE OSBORNE | September 5, 2018

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A new malware campaign has been detected which is targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems across the United States and Europe. On Wednesday, researchers from IBM X-Force IRIS said the attacks have been attributed to the FIN6 cybercriminal group. This is only the second time that a campaign has been documented which appears to be the handiwork of FIN6. According to FireEye (.PDF), the group first emerged in 2016 when it came to light that the threat actors had stolen millions of credit card numbers. FIN6 made use of credential stealing backdoor malware called Grabnew to harvest account details, before using publicly-available tools to map compromised networks. The group would then find and exploit PoS devices using the Trinity malware, also known as FrameworkPOS, which is able to infiltrate PoS memory components and exfiltrate data.

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